Saturday 16 December 2017

Doctors are being asked to play God without getting proper training

Eilis O'Regan

Are doctors playing God if they refuse a pregnant and suicidal woman an abortion because the baby she is carrying is within two weeks of standing a better chance of survival?

It's a question that has put the spotlight back on the role doctors can play in determining life and death.

The woman at the centre of the abortion controversy was around 22 weeks pregnant when seen by the three-doctor team, with two psychiatrists deeming her suicidal

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